What is the UKSDC?
The UK Space Design Competition is a science and engineering competition designed as a simulation of life in industry. Open to students in Years 10 to 13, the UKSDC aims to enable students to experience the vast potential and valuable opportunities available through future study, or even a career, in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
How We Think And Learn Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. ~John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, 1929 Catherine Twomey Fosnot Most people assume that learning results from teachers transmitting knowledge: clearly explaining concepts, procedures to be practiced, and facts to be memorized; then testing to assess retention
Randall Perry March 30,2018 I am often asked why the Space Design Competition (SDC) format works. Whilst my quick fire response when in the throes of organising an event is often, “It’s all the students’ own work, not ours”; this does belie the research and development that underpins the setting up
UK Space Design Competition Finals 2018 It was great to join all the students this weekend who took part in the UK Space Design Competition finals for 2018. This year the students were transported forward to the year 2038 where they were tasked with designing Bellevistat, a space settlement in orbit around the Earth-Moon L4 libration
The following have been invited to join the EU team. This is not funded by the UKSDC, and individuals will be expected to find their own sources of funding. We will happily advise on potential sources of funding if requested. Dougeldyne (in alphabetical order) Georgia Aspinall – The Brooksbank School Corinne Barker – The Brooksbank
Spacebus Z CEOs Victoria Farrant and Brian Kong The Charter School Littleover Community School St Olave’s Grammar School The Waid Academy Congratulations to all of the amazing students that took place in the 2018 finals – you are all winners for getting there! The following twelve students have been selected to represent
Thank you to all the video entrants – you gave our judges a difficult task. If you were unsuccessful, please try again next year. If you are off to university, or on a gap year, we would welcome you as an alumni at our regional competitions. Please join our facebook site, and look out for
…..closes on Monday the 18th of December at midnight! (Any queries about submission of work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
…..but the Video Competition can still earn places in the final! If you were unable to join us in the Regionals, or didn’t gain a place in the final, please consider sending in a video. You have until December the 18th to submit your work. (Please email email@example.com if you need any information)
There are spaces left for Westminster Academy, University of Oxford, South England at Bede’s School, University of Swansea and University of Derby as well as northern England and Scotland.
There is only one team place left. Oxford has several spaces left, South England and Westminster have limited spaces left.
Students will never forget the people they meet, the friends they make or the supporters that helped them in their early life. Sponsoring the SSEF is not a one way street. It is as good for you and your future as it is for the young designers and explorers of tomorrow.